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Playlists for February 20-24: The Violin Concerto

A sampling of great works for solo violin and orchestra, including concerti by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Sibelius.

Monday

Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in e minor, I (excerpt)
Concertgebouw Orch/Haitink; Perlman, v.
EMI 47074
1:20
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Vivaldi: Autumn from The Four Seasons
English Concert/Pinnock; Standage, v.
Archiv 400045
:31, 10:17
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J.S. Bach: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 2 in E Major, BWV 1042
Academy of Ancient Music/Manze, v.
HM 907155
7:22, 8:39
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 3 in G Major, K. 216, III
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra/Zinman; Frank, v.
Arte Nova 721040
5:58
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 4 in D Major, K. 218, II
New Symphony Orchestra/Sargent; Heifetz, v.
RCA 61761
6:21
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Mozart: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, I (excerpt) + III
German Chamber Phil/Tetzlaff, v.
Virgin 82122
1:23 + 8:33, 1:25
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Tuesday

Beethoven, cad. Kreisler: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61, I
Columbia Symphony/Walter; Francescatti, v.
Sony 47659
23:33, 2:05
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Beethoven, cad. Schnittke: Violin Concerto, Op. 61, I (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields/Marriner; Kremer, v.
Phil 410549
4:46
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Beethoven, cad. Bell: Violin Concerto, Op. 61, I (excerpt) + III
Camerata Salzburg/Norrington; Bell, v.
Sony 89505
4:09 + 9:16
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Paganini: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in b minor, La Campanella, III
Chamber Orchestra of Santa Cecilia/Ughi; Ughi, v.
RCA 7844
8:05
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Wednesday

Mendelssohn: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in e minor, Op. 64, I
Concertgebouw Orch/Haitink; Perlman, v.
EMI 47074
13:02
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Brahms: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 77, I
NY Phil/Masur; Mutter, v.
DG 457075
22:56, 2:13
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Viotti: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 22 in a minor (excerpts)
Padova Chamber Orch/Golub; Kaplan, v.
Arab 6691
2:04, 1:44
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Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, Op. 35, III
Berlin Phil/Abbado; Midori, v.
Sony 68338
10:08
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Thursday

Sibelius: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in d minor, Op. 47, III (excerpt), I
Academy of St. Martin in-the-Fields/Marriner; Josefowicz, v.
Phil 446131
:51, 15:20
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Elgar: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in b minor, Op. 61, III
LSO/Davis; Hahn, v.
DG 474504
:16, 7:34
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Berg: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra (excerpts)
CSO/Solti; Chung, v.
Lon 411804
:27, 8:36
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Barber: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 14, II
LSO/Previn; Shaham, v.
DG 439886
8:49
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Walton: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra, II
Royal Phil/Previn; Kennedy, v.
EMI 49628
6:36, :19
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Friday

Prokofiev: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No. 1, I
LSO/Rostropovich; Vengerov, v.
Teldec 92256
9:57
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Weill: Concerto for Violin & Wind Orchestra, II
English Symphony Orch/Boughton; Hope, v.
Nimbus 5582
3:21
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Stravinsky: Concerto for Violin & Orchestra in D Major, I
BSO/Ozawa; Perlman, v.
DG 447445
5:46
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Bartók: Violin Concerto No. 2 in b minor, I
Budapest Festival Orchestra/Fischer; Zehetmair, v.
Berlin Cl 1134
15:02
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Adams: Concerto for Violin, Part II: Body Through Which the Dream Flows
LSO/Nagano; Kremer, v.
Nonesuch 79360
11:31
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